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1. Is it happening now?
2. Am I afraid it's about to happen?
3. Is it a threat to my life?
If you answer YES to any of these questions, call triple zero 000 and ask for police.
If you are speech or hearing impaired, call the National Relay Service on 133 677.
Always call triple zero 000 if you fear for your safety or you've been assaulted.
When you call 000, the operator will ask you questions that will help police know how to respond to your situation, for example:
You don’t have to have all the answers to these questions when you call police.
NSW Police has more than 100 Domestic Violence Liaison Officers (DVLO) who are police officers specifically trained in dealing with domestic and family violence issues. DVLOs can:
DVLOs are located in most police stations in NSW. To contact a DVLO in your area please contact your local police station.
The Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (ACLO) has responsibility for providing advice and support to police in management of Aboriginal issues.
ACLO's can be found at the following police stations: Albury, Armidale, Batemans Bay, Bathurst, Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Campbelltown, Coffs Harbour, Condobolin, Dareton, Denilliquin, Dubbo, Glebe, Gilgandra, Grafton, Griffith, Inverell, Kempsey, Lake Illawarra, Lake Macquarie, Lismore, Macquarie Fields, Maroubra, Marrickville, Moree, Mt Druitt, Nambucca Heads, Nowra, Orange, Redfern, Raymond Terrace, Tamworth, Taree, Tweed Heads, Walgett, Wagga Wagga, Wellington, Wilcannia.
If you're LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual), Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officers (GLLO) are specially trained to address LGBTQIA+ issues and have served communities for more than 25 years.
If it's not urgent and you need to talk to someone about domestic and family violence, call the NSW Domestic Violence Line or the national 1800RESPECT helpline. Both are open 24 hours 7 days a week.
Domestic Violence Line
1800 65 64 63
The Domestic Violence Line is a 24 hour state-wide telephone counselling service which provides crisis counselling and referral pathways for women and can be contacted on 1800 656 463.
1800RESPECT is a 24 hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any person who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
If you know someone who is a victim or you suspect is a victim, such as a neighbour, friend, relative or stranger, and they are in need of urgent assistance, you can call triple zero 000 and remain anonymous.
You do not have to provide your name when reporting an incident that is occurring, or that you suspect is occurring.
If urgent assistance is not needed then you can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 and report your concerns.
(Source: NSW Police Force)
31 Aug 2022
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.